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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • New Digital Media Studies Major Announced
  • Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Nepal
  • Senior Named Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
  • Help Available for Retirement Plan Transition
  • Flag Lowered to Honor Fallen Army Captain
  • University IT Offers Tips on Device Disposal

News and Announcements

New Digital Media Studies Major Announced
The University will offer a new undergraduate major in digital media studies in fall 2012 that will focus on the analysis and production of digital media, or new media, from two perspectives simultaneously—science and technology, and art and humanities.

Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Nepal
Sorcha Dundas ’12 has been awarded a 2012-13 Fulbright Scholarship to Nepal, where she will serve as an English teaching assistant. Dundas, a native of Rutland, Vt., is the first Rochester student to be accepted into the Nepal program. In the past five years, 35 Rochester students and alumni have received a Fulbright Scholarship, which is among the most prestigious and competitive fellowship programs.

Senior Named Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
Maya Dukmasova ’12 was selected as a 2012-13 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Dukmasova, who is a resident of Liverpool, N.Y., will use the $25,000 scholarship to help fund graduate degree work at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Help Available for Retirement Plan Transition
There are walk-up help desk hours and information sessions scheduled during the next several weeks for those who have questions on the upcoming retirement plan enhancements. You can also view a recording of a recent information session, check out an interactive presentation about the transition, or call (800) 410-6497 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays to speak with a representative who can answer your questions and facilitate enrollment over the phone. The deadline for enrolling in target date funds or selecting from the new, streamlined menu of options is June 7.

Flag Lowered to Honor Fallen Army Captain
The United States and University flags will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of U.S. Army Captain Bruce Clark, who died in Afghanistan on May 1. Clark used to live in Spencerport, where he served as a volunteer firefighter.

University IT Offers Tips on Device Disposal
So you’ve just received a new cell phone, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device. What should you do with your old device? There are several places that now accept old equipment to be recycled. Before providing your device to such a place, or passing it along to anyone else, University IT reminds you to be sure to remove all data from the device.

May 7, 2012

Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 65°
Rain, High 63°

Today’s Event Highlight
Computer Music Class Concert
2 p.m., Eastman School Main Building, Room 120.

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Rochester in the News
UPI (May 4)
Stroke Patients Not Getting Diagnosed
A study of 40,777 stroke patients found 42 percent underwent brain imaging within the recommended 25 minutes of hospital arrival, researchers say. Lead author Adam Kelly, assistant professor of neurology, says brain imaging is an essential tool in the diagnosis of a stroke and determines which treatment to pursue.

YNN Rochester (May 3)
Design Day at the University of Rochester
Partnering with local companies and institutions some University students are coming up with ideas to tackle some real-world problems. They showed off their products during Hajim School Design Day Thursday.

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